Cyberville by Stacy Horn
Clicks, Culture, and the Creation of an Online Town

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The founder of Echo, a virtual salon based in New York City -- where people log in to talk about art, movies, books, and the minutia of everyday life -- provides a frank and realistic picture of life online.
 

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Stacy Horn is the author of four nonfiction books. Bestselling author Mary Roach has hailed her for “combining awe-fueled curiosity with topflight reporting skills.” Her commentaries have been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered, and she is the founder of the social network Echo. She lives and sings in New York. Her website is www.stacyhorn.com.
 
Published January 30, 2010 by Grand Central Publishing. 340 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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 A fresh look at cyberspace from an entrepreneur's point of view that removes the tech talk and looks instead at community-building.

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Despite her modest self-description as a hard working opportunist, who wasn't the smartest person around, Horn in 1989 created one of the earliest, most imaginative and most humane of the cyber-co

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Horn, founder of a New York cyber salon known as Echo, watched and learned as this online assemblage a village whose occupants alternated between conflict and harmony grew into a familiar network of electronic-era companions and adversaries.

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